Wednesday, August 20, 2003

BloodLust! New Release:

Artist: Intrinsic Action (1984 - 1995)
Title: "Bad Jack"
Format: Compact Disc in standard jewel case
Catalog Number: B!044/Vestige CD 5
Genre: Power-Electronics/Industrial Noise

BloodLust! is happy to announce the release of the Intrinsic Action "Bad Jack" CD. The Arbeit Group, the short-lived but groundbreaking American industrial label, originally issued "Bad Jack," the band's fourth full-length release, in 1988, as a 60-minute cassette (Arbeit Recordings 002). These recordings, and the photography associated with this project, focused on the notorious Chicago area serial killer, John Wayne Gacy. Combining aggressive, sharp power-electronics, with longer, old-school industrial noise workouts, "Bad Jack" gives listeners an opportunity to explore a dynamic evolutionary period for Intrinsic Action.

For this re-release, Megan Emish and Mark Solotroff re-mastered the original tracks in 1997, on the Digital Audio Research Sound System, at Acme Soundworks, New York City. Two additional tracks were added: a live version of the song, "Bad Jack," recorded at CBGB, New York City, in October 1992, and a "Source Control" remix, created specially for this re-issue. Chris Greene, who has worked on numerous BloodLust! recording projects, engineered the final ultramaximized master in June 2003, at Alien Soundscapes, Inc., Chicago. Jonathan Canady of Deathpile executed new graphic design work, following the format that he established on the previous Intrinsic Action archival CD release, "Sado-Electronics" (B!029/Vestige CD 7).

Track listing:

1. "Bad Jack (Studio Version)" (7:45)
2. "Source Control 1 - Part 1" (23:55)
3. "Source Control 1 - Part 2" (22:54)
4. "Bad Jack (Live Version 1)" (8:46)
5. "Bad Jack (Live Version 2)" (2:51)
6. "Source Control (29 Below Mix)" (5:26)